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Pork in the Park Chef Demos and Event Schedule Released

9 Jul

Somehow we’re almost upon the weekend when Mill River Park in Stamford will transform into a swine-lovers paradise with the launch of the 2nd Annual Pork in the Park festival.  Whether you go on Saturday, Sunday, or even head out both days, there are plenty of things planned to not only whet your whistle, but to also satisfy those BBQ and food cravings.  So, let’s dig a little deeper and see all the great things planned for this event.  But first, here are the deets:  entry is $10, $5 for kids, and free for kids 5 and under.  The hours for 7/12 are 11 am – 9 pm and 7/13 from 12-5.

OmNomCT Cooking Demos on Saturday, 7/12

Chef Carlos Baez of The Spread, Norwalk – 1:45

Chef Baez is Executive Chef of award-winning and boisterous The Spread in Norwalk, CT.  He is known for putting his own touch on classic dishes and putting his own stamp on SoNo and CT dining with adventurous and flavorful dishes.


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Bacon Contest, BBQ + More @ Pork in the Park 2014 – Stamford, CT

19 Jun

Pork in the Park is back…bigger, badder, and BBQ’er than last year!

“That’s too much bacon.” -No one ever.

Yeah, we say that you just load that bacon on. For breakfast, for lunch, for brunch, for dinner, for linner, for snack time, and for dessert. Bacon: it’s what’s shaking and what we’re making. And…speaking of Makin’ Bacon, let’s take you to Day 2 (7/13) of The 2nd Annual Pork in the Park Festival. Along with live music, BBQ shops via the

Who will take home the bacon?

Who will take home the bacon?

new BBQ Town, food trucks, and drink vendors, there will be a contest to see which restaurant in Stamford makes the best bacon dish. Entry to this special event from 2-5 costs just an additional $10 or less (TBD) in addition to the $10 admission fee, gets you tastes of all the dishes, and gives you a shot to vote on your fave.  The winner gets some major bragging rights and gets to take home a cash prize.  Plus, all proceeds go right to The Mill River Collaborative and The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program, so your addiction to bacon can serve some altruistic value.  If you’re a Stamford restaurant or chef and would like a spot in the contest, there just might be a spot for you.  Call up Shelly Kapitulik at (203) 898-1501 or e-mail her at shelley@splashpr.us.

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Pork in the Park BBQ and Food Festival Piggifies the New Mill River Park in Stamford

17 Jun

Bob LeRose can’t seem to sit still or remain inactive.  He first brought Bobby Q’s to Westport and quickly stacked up awards, smoking out the competition at contest after contest.  From there, he organized and built up one of the best events in the state:  Blues, Views & BBQ.  Then, Bobby took BBQ in Fairfield County in a whole new direction with the creation of Bar Q, tapas style BBQ in Downtown Stamford.  And, just recently, he opened up Bobby Q’s Pit Stop in Old Greenwich with his cousin Joey Boucher, serving up BBQ, burgers, chili, and dogs.

For the average, ordinary person that might be too much to handle in just a few years, but we’re not talking about anyone average.  We’re talking about Bob LeRose, whose veins run rampant with BBQ sauce.  He’s taken it to an all new level now with the creation of the first ever Pork in the Park, happening July 13 (11-8 pm) + 14 (11-6 pm) in the brand new Mill River Park in Stamford.  You can think of Pork in the Park as a similar kind of experience to Blues, Views & BBQ, but Bob shared with us that this festival will have a stronger focus on food.  And, a portion of money made from the event is going directly to help the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program and the Mill River Collaborative.  Here are the details that Bob shared with us:

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